Mastering Voir Dire and Jury Selection

Author: Jeffrey T. Frederick
Publisher: Amer Bar Assn
ISBN: 9781616328450
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This much anticipated and expanded Third Edition by one of the nation's most experienced trial consultants goes beyond other books on jury selection and focuses on the skills needed to conduct effective voir dire and jury selection, ultimately improving your chances of a favorable verdict at trial. This valuable guide will help you understand effective voir dire and jury selection strategies and adapt them to the unique circumstances you face in your trial jurisdiction.

Preparing Witnesses

Author: Daniel I. Small
Publisher: American Bar Association
ISBN: 9781590313794
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This new book has been expanded with over 10 new chapters including The Party Witness, The Expert Witness, The Physician as Witness and the Criminal Defendant.

Scientific Jury Selection

Author: Joel D. Lieberman
Publisher: Amer Psychological Assn
ISBN:
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"Given the importance of trial consultants to the modern-day practice of law, Scientific Jury Selection is designed to be informative for psychologists, other professionals interested in trial consulting (e.g., sociologists, communication experts, marketing researchers, psychiatrists, and social workers), and attorneys. The authors provide a thorough review of the most common techniques used to select jurors and a critical, social-science-based evaluation of the ultimate effectiveness of these methods. The nature and mechanics of the voir dire process, the use of community surveys, and the influence of demographic factors on scientific jury selection are among the many topics given a close examination by the two authors, who are pioneers in the field. Psychologists and other social scientists as well as practicing trial consultants who read the book will gain a better understanding of the current state of research relevant to scientific jury selection, emerging trends, and areas in which new research needs to be conducted to advance the field. Attorneys who read the book will be better positioned to decide whether to hire consultants to assist in future litigation, and if so, what types of services these consultants should provide"--Jacket. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2007 APA, all rights reserved)

California Trial Objections

Author: Tamarah Haet
Publisher: CEB
ISBN: 0762625422
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The late renowned trial lawyer Edwin A. Heafey, Jr. developed this definitive work on trial objections based on his extensive knowledge of the art of controlling courtroom evidence and his vast trial and teaching experience. In tribute to Professor Heafey, Stephen G. Blitch, one of his former students at Boalt Hall School of Law and, for nearly 20 years, one of his law partners, has undertaken to revise and augment this updated edition with the help and support of his colleagues at Reed Smith LLP, the successor law firm to Crosby, Heafey, Roach & May. Use this resource to prepare for trial; take and oppose depositions; deal with administrative or other evidentiary hearings; and even handle summary judgment motions.

Jury Selection Handbook

Author: Ronald H. Clark
Publisher: Carolina Academic Press LLC
ISBN: 9781531007973
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Jury selection can be a terrifying experience for even the most seasoned trial attorneys. Jury Selection Handbook: The Nuts and Bolts of Effective Jury Selection dissects the process and highlights the strategic choices available to trial attorneys at every step of the process. This book is intended for law students and fledgling lawyers who are acquiring their jury selection skills, as well as veteran trial lawyers who want to refresh and expand their approaches. The book provides practical guidance for how to prepare for jury selection; craft motions and responses to motions regarding voir dire; exercise challenges; make favorable impressions of counsel, the client, and the case; break the ice and question prospective jurors; and evaluate jurors and tap into hidden beliefs and pre-dispositions. The book can be adopted for law school trial advocacy courses and clinics as well as continuing legal education seminars. Online appendices provide examples of jury questionnaires, motions and responses to motions, and transcripts of a dozen complete jury selections in both federal and state courts and civil and criminal cases.

Going to Trial

Author: Daniel I. Small
Publisher: American Bar Association
ISBN: 9781570737237
Format: PDF
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Classic reference with accessible and proven advice on how to better prepare for trial, from the first client interview to closing argument. Includes numerous procedures, checklists, forms, and worksheets.

ABA Journal

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The ABA Journal serves the legal profession. Qualified recipients are lawyers and judges, law students, law librarians and associate members of the American Bar Association.

Criminal Procedures

Author: Marc L. Miller
Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
ISBN: 1454858915
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Criminal Procedures: Cases, Statutes, and Executive Materials is noted for its comprehensive coverage and excellent selection and editing of cases and materials. The book is known for its special focus on a rich selection of materials from multiple institutions, including primary materials from U.S. Supreme Court cases, state high court cases, state and federal statutes, rules of procedure, and police and prosecutorial policies, along with materials from social science studies. The new edition retains the casebook’s engaging writing style and division of materials into “teachable chunks.” Updated cases are chosen for their contemporary accuracy and feel, to complement essential cases of historical value. Taken together, the principal materials highlight procedural variety, focus on real process topics, provide the political context, and consider the impact of procedures on the various parties involved. The scholarly expertise and experience of the authors is especially reflected in the Criminal Procedure II materials, which includes coverage of prosecutorial charging, plea bargaining, and sentencing. Their frequent use of Problems gives instructors options for applying concepts and doctrines in realistic practice settings.

The Jury Process

Author: Nancy S. Marder
Publisher:
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Civil Procedure: Jury Process provides a comprehensive examination of the jury, beginning with a brief look at its historical role s and ending with a consideration of the future of the jury as an institution. The book is organized around several of the key stages of the jury, from the venire, voir dire, and exercise of peremptory challenges to jury deliberations and post-verdict interviews of jurors. In each of these and other areas, the book considers potential jury reforms, such as whether prospective jurors should be questioned individually during voir dire or whether jurors should be permitted to submit written questions to the judge during trial. These issues are set in the larger framework of the jury broad roles in society and in what ways juries achieve these goals and in what ways they fall short and whether there are tools, including new technologies, that jurors should be given to help them perform their tasks more effectively. Finally, the book considers whether there a

Mastering The Mechanics Of Civil Jury Trials

Author: Tyler G. Draa
Publisher: Balcony 7 Media and Publishing
ISBN: 1939454441
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Every case cited in this legacy law eBook is linked to the source and it also contains over 300 links to statutory authorities for all 50 states, making it suitable for a nationwide audience. These invaluable references are available at the touch of your fingertips as you prepare for, or learn about, critical strategies for key civil trial procedures. Mastering the Mechanics of Civil Jury Trials is THE eBook for law students, practicing attorneys, and all who are interested in law. Written by a veritable dream team of civil litigators, one a sitting judge, and all among the top-rated attorneys in the state of California, it’s endorsed by a Who’s Who of star attorneys, Bar associations, and universities due to the full color of real cases versus the black and white limitations of textbook study. Tyler G. Draa et al. are paying it forward with #LegacyLaw. The sequential mechanics of plaintiff or defendant representation is laid out clearly, with practice and planning in mind, gleaned from decades of real practice, including judicial comments throughout, covering: Reconnaissance; Pre-Trial Management; Voir Dire; Motions; Evidence; Cross and Direct Examination; Settlements; Arguments; and every step in between that should be but is not taught in law schools. Numerous legal references apply, enhanced by exhaustively comprehensive state-by-state Appendices listing statutory rulings covering important aspects of trial, including: Peremptory Challenges; Evidentiary Hearings; Jury Instructions; Computer Animation & Other Simulations; Statutes Mirroring CCP 776; and Impeaching Experts With Learned Treatises. In true pay-it-forward fashion, a portion of author proceeds are designated to continuing education organizations and charitable causes.